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Reasoning Puzzles for IBPS Clerk/SO/Canara Bank

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Dear Aspirants,

Reasoning Ability Section plays a pivotal role to score better in Banking and other competitive exams. Now a day, all the exams have higher level of reasoning questions. The questions asked in this section are tricky and time-consuming. But, once dealt with proper strategy, speed, and accuracy, this section will definitely award you the maximum marks in the examination. Here is another set of Questions to improve your speed and practice. Make most of it.

Directions (Q. 1-5): Read the following information carefully and answer the given questions.

A, B, C, D and E are the students of five different disciplines—Arts, Engineering, Management, Medical and Law, not necessarily in the same order. They live on different floors of a building having five floors (the ground floor is numbered one, the floor above it is numbered two, and so on, and the topmost floor is numbered five).

A is a Medical student and does not live on floor numbers one or four or five. B is a student neither of Engineering nor of Management. D, who is an Arts student, stays on floor number two. Neither Law student nor the Management student lives on the top floor. Neither B nor E lives on floor number four.

1. Who stays on the top floor?

1) A

2) E

3) B

4) C

5) Can’t be determined

2. Which of the following is the student of Management?

1) E

2) B

3) A

4) C

5) Can’t be determined

3. Who stays on the ground floor (floor number one)?

1) A

2) B

3) C

4) E

5) Can’t be determined

Directions (Q. 4-8): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.

P, Q, R, S, T, V, W and X are eight persons. Each is a professor of a different subject, viz Maths, Physics, Hindi, English, Geology, Zoology, Botany and History. Each of them pursues a different hobby, viz Singing, Music, Poetry, Shayari, Painting, Tracking, Cooking and Swimming, but not necessarily in the same order.

P, who likes Cooking, is a professor of neither History nor Geology. Q is a professor of English and does not like either Singing or Poetry. The one who is a professor of Maths likes Shayari. The one who likes Swimming is a professor of Physics and the one who is a professor of Botany likes Music. X doesn’t like Painting. T and V like Music and Tracking, though not necessarily in the same order. S likes Swimming. W is a professor of Zoology and doesn’t like Singing. The one who is a professor of Geology likes Tracking. R is not a professor of History. The one who is a professor of Hindi doesn’t like either Poetry or Painting.

4. Who among of the following likes Singing?

1) X

2) W

3) S

4) T

5) None of these

5. Who among of the following is a professor of History?

1) S

2) T

3) X

4) W

5) None of these

6. R is a professor of which of the following subjects?

1) Maths

2) Geology

3) Zoology

4) Hindi

5) None of these

7. Which of the following combinations is definitely correct?

1) R–Maths–Music

2) V–Botany–Music

3) S–Zoology–Singing

4) Q-English–Painting

5) None is correct

8. Which of the following combinations is incorrect?

1) S–Swimming

2) P–Hindi

3) W–Tracking

4) R–Shayari

5) None of these

Directions (Q. 9-10): Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions.

In a six-letter English word (which may or may not be a meaningful English word), B is placed between F and D. E is between A and C. A is not placed next to either D or F. C is not placed next to D.

9. Which of the following is correct with respect to the word/s thus formed?

1) C is placed on the immediate left of D.

2) F is placed between B and C.

3) E is placed next to D.

4) C is placed between F and B.

5) None is correct

10. If A cannot be placed on the right (not necessarily immediate right) of D, which of the following words can be formed based on the given conditions?

1) ECFBAD

2) ACEBFD

3) AECFBD

4) ACEDBF

5) None of these

Answers: 

(1-3); puzz-4

1. 2

2. 4

3. 2

(4-8); puzz-5

4. 1

5. 3

6. 1

7. 4

8. 3

(9-10);

Two arrangements are possible: 

A   E   C   F   B   D

or

D   B   F   C   E   A

9. 2; F is placed between B and C in both the cases.

10. 3

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